New images from Texas show a group of at least 300 migrants pushing at gates on the US-Mexico border Monday morning, with the reporter saying the majority were eventually admitted.
Fox News correspondent Bill Melguin filmed the scenes at the Del Rio crossing, 150 miles west of San Antonio.
“A Border Patrol agent told me this was the largest group he’s ever seen in Del Rio and they’re glad troopers from Florida and Nebraska were here to man the gate with Texas troopers,” Melguin tweeted Monday.
“Almost all of them ended up in the US.”
He said families were allowed through first, followed by single men. Many were taken away by buses, he said.
NEW: Things are getting a little hectic here in Del Rio. Huge group of more than 300 migrants wants to be let into the US. Some migrant families are let through, but grown men try to force their way through the gate. BP and troopers have to yell at them to come back. @Fox news pic.twitter.com/7E4KIHmNVs
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) July 19, 2021
Another video from earlier. A Border Patrol agent told me this was the largest group he’s ever seen in Del Rio and they’re glad troopers from Florida and Nebraska were here to man the gate with Texas troopers. Nearly all were eventually let into the US. @Fox news pic.twitter.com/kwRAaAxofq
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) July 19, 2021
Customs and Border Protection revealed 188,829 migrants were stopped at southwestern border in June
United States officials said Friday that the number of migrants arriving at the southwestern border last month was the largest in years — a sign that the increase this year could extend into the warmer summer months, when numbers typically begin to decline.
Customs and Border Protection revealed that 188,829 migrants were stopped at the southwest border in June, the sixth monthly increase since early 2021.
It was also another increase from the 180,641 held in May.
The number of new migrants who have arrived at the southern border since October is just slightly lower than the latest increase in 2019 during the Trump administration, the agency said.
It means that one million people have been detained since October.
A family of migrants from Brazil is detained on June 10 by customs and border agents in Yuma, Arizona.
Border agents detain a group from Central America in Sunland Park, New Mexico on July 15
A member of the Border Patrol’s Search, Trauma, and Rescue Unit (BORSTAR) leads Central American migrants who were detained on July 15 in Dona Ana County, New Mexico, by border protection officers after entering the United States from Mexico.
These statistics only explain the detentions and do not include migrants crossing the road undetected.
According to reports, that’s up to 1,500 extra people every day.
It is still not immediately clear where exactly these asylum seekers and illegal crossers will be sent after being transferred from the custody of federal immigration agencies.
The June numbers mean that analysts are predicting By the end of 2021, 2.3 million people could enter the US if the rate of apprehensions and those avoiding detection remains the same.
More than a million migrants have now been detained at the southern border this fiscal year, new figures show
Figures released Friday show 188,829 migrants were found on the southern border in June, even more than customs and border police saw in May
The figures for 2021 are much higher than previous years figures for southwestern land border encounters and border protection
From January to May, 711,784 migrants were found by customs and border guards on the southern border – five times as many in the same period in 2020
The number of motocross riders reported by the Dutch DPA since the beginning of 2021 exceeds the number of residents of several major American cities, such as Boston and Nashville.
It is also more people than the total number of people living in the least populous US states of Wyoming and Vermont.
This is based on CBP monthly figures from encounters at the southern border, reports that 1,500 ‘escapes’ of migrants cross Mexico without being captured, and predictions based on the trajectory of these statistics that will remain the same through the end of the year.
But these numbers don’t include the average of at least 1,500 aliens escaping capture, known as “escapees,” according to one CNN report.